The Silver Dragon Headphone Cable is our top-of-the-line headphone cable. It is constructed using silver conductors, using four 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors. It can improve the listening enjoyment of most high-end headphones and it has lots of detail, great energy, and a fantastic soundstage with lots of air.
The Silver Dragon is a great fit for darker-sounding headphones or headphones that have a bloated bottom end. It can also be a solid option for listeners who prefer a very analytical sound signature. The Silver Dragon V3 will add detail and clarity to the top end and provide a cleaner more transparent sound.
The Silver Dragon V3 is not a good choice for a thin-sounding headphone like the AKG K701. Nor is it a good choice for a forward sounding headphone such as the Grado RS-1, which is very much like a studio monitor or an up close and personal sound. However, there are still folks out there that are detail freaks and want to push or tip things more forward so we have actually re-cabled both of these examples with the Silver Dragon V3. As Drew explains, it just depends on what you are trying to do and your affinity for sound.
The latest version of the Silver Dragon Headphone Cable improves the conductor properties with conductors that are free from impurities and have virtually no crystal boundaries. The conductors have almost no distortion compared to ordinary silver conductors. Each conductor is made up of a special varying sized stranded geometry. The silver strandings are mixed with Kevlar standings to reinforce the conductor, making it stronger and less prone to failure due to the constant movement and flexing that headphone cables experience.
Each conductor is encapsulated in a Teflon casing. The conductors are then surrounded by cotton and a thin layer of aluminum foil. It is then protected by a 100% coverage silver plated copper secondary shield and placed in a polyethylene jacket for further protection. To improve its flexibility, we are no longer using a Techflex jacketing as we did with our previous versions.
A variety of connection options are available for your downstream connection such as the mini plug, RCA, XLR and a whole host of others. We custom build these in-house to your connection specifications. The cable can be used in either a single-ended or a balanced design. The wire is soldered to a connector using high quality Cardas silver solder.